Monthly Archives: March 2011

A Documentary About Ancient Greek Mathematics

A documentary about ancient Greek mathematics, focusing on Euclid’s Elements.

Posted in Math Education | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Documentary Dangerous Knowledge: Mathematics

In this one-off documentary, David Malone looks at four brilliant mathematicians – Georg Cantor, Ludwig Boltzmann, Kurt Gödel and Alan Turing – whose genius has profoundly affected us, but which tragically drove them insane and eventually led to them all … Continue reading

Posted in Math Education | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Geometry Dimension Documentary For A Wide Audience

Euclid : the father of geometry —- Euclid’s Elements Greek mathematics Full List of Greek Mathematicians Hipparchus shows us how to describe the position of any point on Earth with two numbers… and explains the stereographic projection: how to draw … Continue reading

Posted in Math Education | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Are Mathematicians Creative?

Is doing research in mathematics a creative process? When mathematicians talk of their subject as beautiful, what do they mean? What are their motivations? Their dreams? Their disappointments? Produced by Chrystal Cherniwchan, Azita Ghassemi and Prof. Jon Keating, this film … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Math Education, Mathematics | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The Tribe of Mathematicians

Meet a place that is sufficiently special and remote : Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences It is tempting to lump all mathematicians together. However, within mathematics, there are individuals who are only interested in “pure” mathematics, and there are … Continue reading

Posted in Math Education | Tagged , | Leave a comment

A Mathematical Mystery Tour (In Popular Terms)

The UK version of a documentary which looks at the development of mathematics in popular terms and highlights some of the great unsolved problems of the time. Broadcast as a documentary in the BBC “Horizon” series in late 1984.

Posted in Math Education, Mathematics | Tagged | Leave a comment

Fermat’s Last Theorem

Pierre de Fermat Fermat’s Last Theorem The readers may ask themselves, “How a mathematical theorem was turned into prime time TV?” Simon Singh and John Lynch’s film (BBC 1996) tells the enthralling and emotional story of Andrew Wiles. A quiet … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Mathematics | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Science & Mathematics in medieval Islam

Physicist Jim Al-Khalili travels through Syria, Iran, Tunisia and Spain to tell the story of the great leap in scientific knowledge that took place in the Islamic world between the 8th and 14th centuries. Its legacy is tangible, with terms … Continue reading

Posted in Education | Tagged | Leave a comment

What If We Had No Moon

What would life on earth be like without the moon? Well, chances are, there wouldn’t be any life on earth without the moon. Life if it had started at all would still be in the earliest stages of evolution. Scientists … Continue reading

Posted in Education | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Do We Really Need the Moon?

Presenting Dr. Maggie Aderin-Pocock The Moon is such a familiar presence in the sky that most of us take it for granted. But what if it wasn’t where it is now? How would that affect life on Earth? Space scientist … Continue reading

Posted in Education | Tagged , | Leave a comment